Federal judge says mayor did not defame
We represented a former mayor of West Valley City, Utah who wrote articles under a pseudonym. In one particular published article, the mayor stated that a contract employee of a fiber optics network, had been accused of extortion in court documents in an employee dispute. This contract employee filed a defamation lawsuit against the mayor, West Valley City and Deseret Digital Media. The suit was dismissed by a federal judge and the employee appealed. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld.